Sunday, April 14, 2024


AB Marine Services offers a collection of safe and reputable vessels to suit individual or large scale projects, ranging from research work to crew and passenger transfers. No matter how small your assignment, AB Marine Services provides fully certified vessels (up to 19 metres long) and professional masters with experience from inland waterholes, estuary and harbour systems to offshore blue water environments. Mobile and trailerable vessels in the 4.2 metre to 6.0 metre class are available to be transported anywhere in Queensland. A selection of larger, comfortable vessels are also accessible for crew and passenger transfer, including research, coastal charter and harbour tours. AB Marine Services has the ability to mix and match vessels and experienced crew to create the best possible combination for your job requirement.

Currently AB Marine Services can offer assistance in the following areas:

Transportation of passengers
  • Mainland to Work Site - Fast, simple, safe transfers of passengers during all tidal stages and weather conditions.
  • Drilling platforms - Safe passenger transfers via side door access or a stairway; on a round the clock schedule.
  • Other vessels - Safe vessel to vessel transfer in almost all weather conditions. Professional skippers with vast experience.
  • Charter work - Harbour or site tours are available upon request and can be tailored to suit individual needs.
Rescue Operations
  • Rescue Vessel - AB Marine Services has an emergency vessel for moving injured personnel to a desired meeting point for emergency services response.
  • Support - Emergency standby support base, for clients.
Research Operations Support
  • Transportation - Vessel transport of scientists and equipment to study sites.
  • Local Knowledge - Skippers have extensive knowledge of local areas which ensures smoother opertations; via consultancy.
  • Mobility - Research work can be conducted throughout Queenslands' waters with AB Marine Services' ability to travel.
  • Shallow Water - A selection of vessels able to conduct activities in shallow water.
Overnight Inshore Voyages
  • Details and Arrangements - This may be discussed and organised by contacting AB Marine Services

AB Marine Services has vessel masters ranging in qualifications from 'Coxswains to Master 5' with all staff and vessel crew having current first aid certificates. All vessels are fully surveyed, fitted with current, up to date safety equipment under Maritime Safety Queensland guidelines making the vessels a safe, viable option for day or night time use. Currently AB Marine Services is being utilised in a growing number of local and Australia-wide projects; their success hinging on the provision of a high level of service and customer support. 'Word of mouth' recommendations are common.

We may be able to assist you with any other services not listed on our webpage, so please feel free to contact us to discuss other options.


Peter Neven

I first started using AB Marine Services a number of years ago and have continued to do so ever since. A prompt response to urgent matters plus safe and reliable work ethic from the AB team has kept our personnel and operations on track.  Peter Neven, Work Co-ordinator

Dr David Rohweder

Sandpiper Ecological Surveys has used AB Marine Services to conduct shorebird surveys at various sites on the Curtis Coast over the past two years. Regardless of whether we are working in Port Curtis, at the northern end of Curtis Island or in Port Alma, AB Marine are always on-time and, most importantly, their skippers are familiar with local conditions which is critical when working in shallow tidal waters. We have often consulted Adam and his crew about weather and tide conditions and have been provided with honest and accurate information. Adam and his team have always been courteous to Sandpiper staff and interested in the work being undertaken, even spotting the occasional shorebird. I have no hesitation recommending AB Marine Services to any organisation that needs to undertake aquatic-based surveys or research along the Curtis Coast. I certainly intend to use AB Marine whenever working in the Curtis Coast region.
Dr David Rohweder, Sandpiper Ecological Surveys

Jess – Wildlife Biologist

I have been out with AB Marine more than ten times in the past year for project work in the Gladstone area. The staff are highly skilled, helpful and flexible and ensure our surveys run smoothly. I would always choose AB Marine as their service and local knowledge is second to none, and recommend them to anyone without hesitation! Jess – Wildlife Biologist

Major Ian Culloden

The purpose of this is to thank you and your staff for the support provided to me and the combined DSTO/US team. I believe that we all agree, your vessel's master on 'Scylla' became a very valued member of our team; above and beyond simply driving a boat. If I'm asked about marine support I'll certainly recommend AB Marine Services. The service was exemplarity. Major Ian Culloden, Defence Science and Technologies Organisation

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